George Jedele, 46, formerly well known in Ann Arbor as a partner in the Hagen clothing store, 215 South Ashley St., was drowned Sunday in the Huron river a half mile north of Dexter. He had been suffering from despondency over financial troubles and had threatened to take his own life. The body was discovered in a foot of water at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, four hours after Jedele was seen walking toward the river. He had been working on a farm north of Dexter owned by G. C. Fedderman of Detroit. Mr. Jedele moved to Dexter from Ann Arbor eight months ago. He was born Feb. 2, 1886, in Dexter township, the son of Jacob and Louise Beck Jedele and had been a resident of Washtenaw county his entire life. For a number of years he was associated with Herman Hagen in the clothing firm of Hagen and Jedele on South Ashley St., retiring several years ago. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter Wilkinson, Ann Arbor; a brother, Norman in Dexter; and two sisters, Mrs. George Fedderman of Dexter and Mrs. Emerson Hutzel of St. Louis, Mo. Funeral services which will be private, will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Muehlig chapel. Rev. Theodore R. Schmale will officiate and burial will be in Arborcrest memorial park. Friends may call until Tuesday noon at the chapel.
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